Career Opportunities for Biology

Career Opportunities for Biology


Biology Jobs

Many professions are represented among Penn State Behrend biology graduates including physicians, optometrists, podiatrists, medical technologists, physical therapists, genetic counselors, veterinarians, research technicians, environmental consultants, water quality specialists, waste management specialists, horticulturists, teachers and professors, chemical technicians, and pharmaceutical administrators.

Penn State Behrend biology graduates have received advanced professional degrees from medical schools such as Penn State, the University of Missouri, and SUNY Buffalo and veterinary schools such as the University of Pennsylvania as well as graduate degrees from schools such as Duke, Cornell, and the University of California at Berkeley.

Career Planning

The Academic and Career Planning Center (ACPC) assists students with career and life planning. You may schedule appointments with the ACPC staff to discuss career interests, skills, values, and goal setting, as well as how to find career information, internships, full-time jobs, and graduate schools. Students are encouraged to utilize the services of the ACPC.

Internships and Co-ops

Students in the School of Science can incorporate an internship experience into their academic program. These professional, career-related experiences in an organizational setting are valuable for a student's professional career development, and students may receive academic credit that applies to their degree program.

In addition, Penn State's Eberly College of Science Cooperative Education Program provides an excellent opportunity for Penn State Behrend students to integrate academic study with relevant experience in the workplace through alternating semesters of work and study.

If you are a student looking for more information on co-op and internship listings and how to apply, please contact your advisor or the Academic and Career Planning Center.